Cheddar Reservoir consultation is opened by Bristol Water

An artists' impression of the possible site for a new reservoir in Cheddar, Somerset The new reservoir will be about 200m (650ft) from the existing facility

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Feedback is being sought for a major new reservoir planned for Somerset through a series of public exhibitions.

Bristol Water has said the reservoir at Cheddar would hold nine million litres of water and would be built near the existing facility.

A spokesman for the firm said: "We want to hear people's views so we can develop the best possible scheme."

Bristol Water has said it aimed to put in a full planning application at the end of the year.

Views can also be submitted via the consultation website and the exhibitions will be held on:

31 January - Cheddar Church House: 15:00 - 19:30

1 February - Axbridge Town Hall: 13:00 - 19:30

2 February - Cheddar Church House 10:00 - 16:00

Plans for the new reservoir include a visitor centre, swimming and water sport facilities, as well as a cafe and picnic areas.

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